S+L logo

Hopes and Challenges: A Conversation on the Papacy of Francis

May 1, 2014
The canonization of popes John XXIII and John Paul II together in one, historic ceremony was a moment of great joy and thanksgiving for the universal Church. But it was also an opportunity to reflect on the history of the past fifty years, namely, the Second Vatican Council and its ongoing implementation. In this extended interview from Rome, renowned Vatican analyst Gerard O'Connell sits down with Salt and Light to discuss the historical context, the hopes and the challenges to the developing pontificate of Pope Francis as two of his predecessors ascend the thrones of heaven.
*At the recent Consistory of Cardinals, Pope Francis conferred the Cardinals’ berretta first on the new Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and second, on Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, the new Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops.  This clearly indicates the priority Pope Francis is giving to the Synod of Bishops, which was one of the first fruits of the Second Vatican Council.

Related posts

Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For July 2018, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Evangelization. ...read more
Pope Francis' homily for the <br>Solemnity of SS. Peter and Paul
FacebookTwitter
Read the full text of Pope Francis' homily for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. ...read more
Pope Francis' homily for the new cardinals
FacebookTwitter
Read the full text of Pope Francis' homily during the consistory for the creation of new cardinals on Thursday, June 28, 2018. ...read more
On June 28th, Pope Francis will hold a consistory for the creation of new cardinals. Watch the event here LIVE on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 9:55 am ET. ...read more
Pope Francis' homily at Mass in Geneva
FacebookTwitter
Read full text of Pope Francis' Homily during Mass at the Ecumenical Pilgrimage in Geneva, where he talks about the Father, bread, and forgiveness. ...read more